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Pizza Hotteok

This pizza hotteok is a savoury spin on a Korean snack. The yeasted pancake is filled with pepperoni, cheese and tomato sauce like a pizza pocket of sorts.
Course Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine Asian, Korean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 264kcal
Author Michelle


Hotteok dough:

  • 120 ml whole milk warm
  • 15 g granulated cane sugar
  • 3 g active dry yeast
  • 150 g all-purpose flour plus additional if the dough is a little feels too sticky
  • 15 g glutinous rice flour
  • 15 g tapioca starch
  • 2 g sea salt
  • 20 ml avocado oil divided or vegetable oil


  • 80 g pepperoni diced
  • 80 g mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 60 ml tomato sauce/pasata


Make the dough:

  • In a bowl, combine the warm milk, sugar and yeast and give it a stir; let the yeast activate and become foamy.
  • Add the all-purpose flour, glutinous rice flour, tapioca starch into a stand mixer bowl fitted with dough hook attachment.
  • Pour in the activated yeast mixture into the dry ingredients, add salt, 1 tablespoon (15ml) oil and knead until smooth and shiny.
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a cloth. Leave it to rest in a warm location.
  • Once the dough has doubled in size, divide into 6 equal portions.


  • Roll out the dough in to a round disc.
  • In the centre, fill with 2 teaspoon tomato sauce, shredded cheese, and diced pepperoni. Tip: try not to get any sauce on edges of the dough or it will be difficult to seal.
  • Note: you can add more cheese or pepperoni depending on your taste. Try not to overstuff the hotteok or it may explode.
  • Gather up the edges of the dough and pinch to seal.
  • Place seam side down and repeat with the remainder.
  • Cover with plastic wrap/cloth and let it rise until slightly puffy, about 20-30 minutes.
  • Heat up a flat top griddle or frying pan over medium heat.
  • Lightly grease with 1 teaspoon (5ml) of oil.
  • Add the hotteok to the griddle and press down gently with a spatula to flatten.
  • Cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, until lightly golden in colour.


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 509mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 166IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2mg